USPA is excited to welcome our newest Learning Coach based in New Hampshire, Brendan! Brendan Bigos has been working with young people in athletics and academics for the last 17 years as a coach, teacher and administrator. He was born and raised in Cape Elizabeth, Maine where he played lacrosse and golf through high school. He attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA for his undergraduate work. Brendan played on the lacrosse team and was two time All-Conference selection.
Following college he served as an assistant coach at Colby College and traveled to play lacrosse in Australia. Brendan has worked as a teacher, administrator and coach at independent schools in Connecticut and Maine. He then went to work as a Life Coach and Program Director of the first residential college support program based in Bend, Oregon. In his role as Program Director he oversaw the design and implementation of a curriculum aimed at creating productive academic habits and holistic wellness with struggling college students.
After working in residential programming Brendan served as the lead teacher in a specially designed program for emotionally disturbed middle school students in Roseburg, Oregon. After spending eight years in Oregon, Brendan recently returned to New England. He enjoys spending time in the woods with his two German Short haired Pointers, Boom and Mo and training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.